Pensions Compass December 2020

07 / 12 / 2020

To all our many readers – Happy Christmas and a very Healthy New Year.

Despite the challenges of COVID, pensions law has continued non-stop and we are here to help you sort the wheat from the chaff with our constructive advice.

Written by the members of our highly experienced Pensions & Employee Benefits Team, the articles in this issue highlight major legal issues and important areas for 2021.

On a personal note, I started the Wedlake Bell pensions practice a few years ago in 1980 ! Having now transitioned from Partner to Consultant, I continue as an active member of the Pensions & Employee Benefits Team. Justin, Alison, Paul and myself all look forward to seeing you, in person if at all possible, during 2021.

Articles in this Christmas issue:

Part 1 – Employee Hardship Trusts – Justin explains how Hardship Trusts work, particularly relevant at present.

Part 2 – Transfers and GMP Equalisation – Clarity at last? – Clive and Paul consider the “final” pieces of the jigsaw following the Lloyds Transfers’ judgment on 20 November 2020.

Part 3 – RIP for RPI? – Clive comments on the Government’s changes announced on 25 November 2020.

Part 4 – Subject Access Requests – Alison and Paul view  the new ICO guidance.

Part 5 – Quick review of Superfunds including TPR ‘Clearance’ –  a whistle-stop tour.

Part 6 – Pensions Ready Reckoner – snapshot of recent and future key developments in the pensions legal world.

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